I am so fortunate to live only a mile and a half from the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden. I find so much peace and inspiration there! I created this trompe l’oeil painting while exhibiting at the International Salon of Decorative Painters in Atlanta a few years back.
The first step for this painting on canvas was to develop the shapes and shadows with an umber colored paint mixed with glaze. The first element I began to paint was the center satyr on the fountain.
Colors are gradually layered in…
The painting is getting close to being done with highlights and shadows being further developed with warm and cool tones.